Jeffrey T-Y Chow

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We surveyed the occurrence of novel alleles at microsatellite sequences in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) using 61 tetranucleotide repeat markers. The presence of at least one new allele, consistent with microsatellite instability (MSI), was observed in 26 of 61 (43%) markers involving 30 of 47 (64%) NSCLC. Twelve of the 26 markers detected new alleles(More)
BACKGROUND Cholangiocarcinoma is a frequent complication of primary sclerosing cholangitis and is a leading cause of mortality in patients with this disease. The tumor suppressor gene p16 is commonly inactivated in many neoplasms; however, the role of p16 in the pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma is unclear. Therefore, we examined the role of p16(More)
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a strong association between tobacco use and lung cancer; however, the genetic targets of these carcinogens and the role of other environmental agents in this process have yet to be defined. We examined the contribution of alcohol use and cigarette smoking top53 gene mutations in patients with non-small cell lung(More)
The Janus kinase (JAK) system is involved in numerous cell signaling processes and is highly expressed in cardiac tissue. The JAK isoform JAK2 is activated by numerous factors known to influence cardiac function and pathologic conditions. However, although abundant, the role of JAK2 in the regulation or maintenance of cardiac homeostasis remains poorly(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional cytologic analysis of sputum is an insensitive test for the diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We have recently demonstrated that polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based molecular methods are more sensitive than cytologic analysis in diagnosing bladder cancer. In this study, we examined whether molecular assays could(More)
OBJECTIVE To more clearly define the frequency and the regions of chromosome arm 4q loss in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. DESIGN A retrospective microsatellite analysis of DNA from previously microdissected primary tumor samples. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred primary tumor samples from patients with head(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma occurs frequently in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We evaluated the incidence and prognostic significance of p53 protein overexpression and K-ras gene mutations in patients with biliary tract cancer and PSC. p53 protein expression was determined in specimens from 12 patients with biliary tract cancer, using the(More)
The p53 gene was sequenced in 100 primary human lung cancers by using direct dideoxynucleotide cycle sequencing and compared with sequence analysis by using the p53 GeneChip assay. Differences in sequence analysis between the two techniques were further evaluated to determine the accuracy and limitations of each method. p53 mutations were either detected by(More)
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